Friday, August 8, 2008

Bailey's room

To go back to all of the work I did a few weeks ago with my sister, Tara, I give you Bailey's room. We didn't change anything in the room, really. We just organized the closets. But let me show you the room first.

I particularly like this room because after doing Reagan's room all pink and girly, I was all pinked out. I was determined to do a feminine room without a stitch of pink in the room. And I succeeded, (well, all except for the giant pink elephant in the room of a glider that I still haven't recovered, ignore that part).


I also like this room because I did it all on the cheap. The crib I had. But see that cabinet between the closets? That is a $700 Ballard Designs cabinet I got for $90. The paintings above the crib I got for half off and the stone delilah hanging was my favorite find. It was at Kirkland's, originally $60. It was in some strange faux finish and they had them half off. I decided to take one. They didn't have anymore so they gave me the display, only it was chipped so they gave it to me for $15. Worked out perfectly because my plan was to spray it white all along. So for $15 and $2 in spray paint, I think it's my favorite thing in the room.


I decided to do a desk instead of a dresser because I don't like dressers. Stuff gets lost there. She can grow into the desk. It was a $900 desk I got for $125 at Ballard Designs. The cabinet on top is a dining room hutch cabinet I found at a Pottery Barn outlet. It was originally $600, I got it for $75.


See the paisley/flower mural painting in the Bailey stripe below? That took me three days to paint (yes, I'm really slow and my talent is questionable). So when it came to doing the same mural on the other side of the room between the closet doors I said forget it. It stayed a solid brown stripe forever. Then two weeks ago I was in the store buying hangers and I see these wall stickers. They had the perfect shapes and colors. I just had to buy them.


In 20 minutes , I had a decorated stripe (see below) that had taken me three days to do by hand. Where were these things last year?



But enough about the room. Let me tell you about what we really did with the room. The goal a few weeks ago was all about organization. Here is one of Bailey's closets after the organization. This is most of her clothes 3-12 months.


Because I like to hang most outfits, I had a hard time figuring out what to do with all of the hats, bloomers, pants, etc. that came with the outfits. Sometimes there would be three or four pieces to one outfit and no way to hang them but a bunch of safety pins.

Innovation won out. I discovered medium binder clips were a cheap and easy way to hang all of the coordinated pieces to go with any outfit.


Here is Bailey's other closet. It has all of her shoes, onesies, hairbows, hats, etc. Tara went with a clear shoe organizer for all of the headbands and hats that didn't go with any particular outfit so they didn't get lost in any one bin.


Tara's girls made tags for the bins for me with some scrapbooking supplies I had. They weren't exactly how I would have done them, but they are cute so I'll stick with them.


Ahhh, the sweet peace of organization...

21 comments:

Jill said...

Holy organized batman! That room is BEAUTIFUL!!! And the closet? Can I borrow some of her clothes? :)

Kaycee said...

I HEART this room!!!! It is so fabulous and i'm happy to see it again :) You're amazing.

MomMega said...

Her room is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love the color and the organization! I need someone like you to go shopping with me to see possibility in bargains...Can I hire you?

Michelle said...

Nicely done! I love that shade you painted. And great deals. Teach me, teach me! You did a fantabulous job.

Kat said...

That room is serenity. Love the colors. And the stripes. And the furniture. And the closets. Just wow!

I never find bargains I like. I always know that if I like something it is inevitably the most expensive thing in the store.

Fullerton Family said...

I adore this room so much I want to live in it. It's so peaceful and relaxing, and gorgeous, too! I like the binder clip idea, much more convenient!

glassbeadfairy said...

that baby has more clothes than i do!!! great job :)

Janet said...

I LOVE this room too! You are very talented and did an amazing job! I love how you did her name. Way cool!

Jen said...

Her room is adorable. Will go shopping with me when I do my daughter's room some day? You sound like a real bargin hunter.
It is so organized, Great work!

Deanna said...

This room is so great. Nothing says peace like organization and beautiful colors! Yours has BOTH!

Lynnskds5 said...

Awesome job ladies!! They have enough clothes for at least 2 more daughters! :-)

Love,
Reagan and Bailey's Nana xoxo

Tam said...

OK that room ROCKS and is so awesome! OOOO and so girly! I was drooling all over the keyboards for all those girly things. After all I have two frog catching little boys.

Mama Mia said...

It looks great.....i am a fan of pink, but love how you did this room w/ no pink and it is still SUCH a girl room!

Faux Finish New York said...

Very amazing. From the color combination of your wall to your furniture the room is very impressive. I really like it.

Deanna said...

Bridget, I'm in awe! That's a GREAT room! My poor baby doesn't have anything even close! Of course, he also sleeps in our room so he doesn't care. We're thinking about turning his bedroom into a playroom (since we don't see him leaving our room any time soon). Any ideas?

Deanna said...

You now have me hooked on Ballards Designs. I just ordered their catalog! (we don't have one in texas)

Joanna said...

I love it! You do such a wonderful job. What I'm wondering is how you find time to do stuff like this, raise two girls, work full time, and still find time to read all 5 of the Stephanie Meyer's books. Seriously. Do you ever sleep? Just looking at all the organizing you did makes me exhausted.

Julie said...

Umm, you should do this professionally :)

Susan said...

Love Love LOVE the colors!! My daughter's room is also not the traditional pinky pink room.

Rebecca said...

Her room looks gorgeous! Great job!

*jess* said...

awesome job! i LOVE organization. :)